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    On the Value-Neutrality of the Concepts of Health and Disease: Unto the Breach Again.Scott DeVito - 2000 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25 (5):539 – 567.
    A number of philosophers of medicine have attempted to provide analyses of health and disease in which the role that values play in those concepts is restricted. There are three ways in which values can be restricted in the concepts of health and disease. They can be: (i) eliminated, (ii) tamed or (iii) corralled. These three approaches correspond, respectively, to the work of Boorse, Lennox, and Wakefield. The concern of each of these authors is that if unrestricted values are allowed (...)
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    Brute Science: Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation. Hugh LaFollette, Niall Shanks.Scott DeVito - 1998 - Isis 89 (1):169-170.
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    Brute Science: Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation by Hugh LaFollette; Niall Shanks. [REVIEW]Scott Devito - 1998 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 89:169-170.
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    Completeness and Indeterministic Causation.Scott DeVito - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (3):184.
    In The Chances of Explanation, Paul Humphreys presents a metaphysical analysis of causation. In this paper, I argue that this analysis is flawed. Humphreys' model of Causality incorporates three completeness requirements. I show that these completeness requirements, when applied in the world, force us to take causally irrelevant factors to be causally relevant. On this basis, I argue that Humphreys' analysis should be rejected.
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    Completeness and Indeterministic Causation.Scott Devito - 1996 - Philosophy of Science 63 (5):S177-S184.
    In The Chances of Explanation, Paul Humphreys presents a metaphysical analysis of causation. In this paper, I argue that this analysis is flawed. Humphreys' model of Causality incorporates three completeness requirements. I show that these completeness requirements, when applied in the world, force us to take causally irrelevant factors to be causally relevant. On this basis, I argue that Humphreys' analysis should be rejected.
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  6. Towards an Epistemic Theory of Probabilistic Causality.Scott Devito - 1996 - Dissertation, The University of Rochester
    Within the last decade a new crop of theories of probabilistic causality has taken root. While these theories differ from each other in small ways, the basic principles underlying them are the same. These common principles form what I call the received view of probabilistic causality. ;In the first four chapters of the dissertation I examine and criticize the work of three proponents of the received view: Nancy Cartwright, Ellery Eells, and Paul Humphreys. Due to a number of epistemic and (...)
     
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